Columbo: Season 5, Episode 2

A Case of Immunity (12 Oct. 1975)

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The first secretary to the Suarian king may have immunity from the consequences of committing murder, but Lt. Columbo is wilier than any foreign diplomat.

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Episode complete credited cast:
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Hassan Salah
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Rachman Habib
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Police Commissioner
Brioni Farrell ...
Xenia (as Xenia Gratsos)
Barry Robins ...
The King
Dick Dinman ...
Morgan
George Skaff ...
Kura
Nate Esformes ...
Hakim
André Lawrence ...
Alafa (as Andre Lawrence)
Bill Zuckert ...
Capt. August
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2nd Picketer
Harvey Gold ...
Coroner
Jay Varela ...
Capt. Ortega
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Columbo has to solve a crime at the embassy of a middle-east nation. The culture there is different, and the main suspects have diplomatic immunity. Also, to complicate matters, there is a student demonstration outside the gates, and the king is visiting the embassy. However, Columbo decides to investigate the matter in his own persistent way. Written by Maarten Hofman <jen@cistron.nl>

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Sal Mineo is the second real life murder victim to play a murder victim in "Columbo". The same thing happened to a murder victim from Columbo: Murder by the Book (1971). See more »

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When Columbo is poured tea in the final scene, he holds the tea cup and saucer in his left hand, the handle of the tea cup turned towards his right hand. When the camera angle changes, he is seen holding the saucer in his right hand and immediately grabs the tea cup with his left hand to drink from it. See more »

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Lt. Columbo: [as Hassan removes an exquisite vase form the lieutenant's hands] This is a beautiful piece, sir. You know, we have one just like this back on the dining room table in our house. Almost the same design.
Hassan Salah: Uh, this is third century; it's worth several thousand dollars.
Lt. Columbo: No kidding. You know, I think my wife got ours at the farmer's market. Well, I guess ours is just a copy.
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Columbo Great as Always, But not enough Mineo
18 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hi there. I just saw this movie, and while it is great, like all Columbo shows, I'd like to point out that Sal Mineo is only in the first 25 minutes or so of this movie... just in case someone else, like me, happens to watching to see him. I found myself disappointed.

Otherwise, great movie. I could have done without the non-Arabs acting like Arabs, it was pretty transparent (though Mineo pulled it off quite well). If you happen to be watching for Columbo or Elizondo, they do not disappoint.


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